Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a Martinique-born psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer. He was the author of classic works such as Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961). He was one of the most significant anti-colonialist, anti-imperialist and anti-racist thinkers of the 20th Century.

Related / Latest Publication:
Alienation and Freedom (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2018)

Timothée de Fombelle is a popular French playwright and has achieved international success as a fiction author with his stunning debut, Tobie Lolness : La Vie Suspendue (Toby Alone) and its sequel Les Yeux d’Elisha (Toby and the Secrets of the Tree). The series was translated into 28 languages and has won numerous awards, including France’s prestigious Prix Sorcières and the Marsh Awards for children’s literature in translation. Published by Walker Books, his gripping mystery-adventures series Vango, Between Sky and Earth and Vango, a Prince Without a Kingdom gained international praise, and the first novel received an English Pen Award for translation. He lives with his family in Paris.

Related / Latest Publications:
Timothée de Fombelle, Toby Alone, translated by Sarah Ardizzone (Walker Books, 2010).
Timothée de Fombelle, Vango, translated by Sarah Ardizzone (Walker Books, 2010).
Timothée de Fombelle, The Book of Pearl, translated by Sarah Ardizzone (Walker Books, 2016)

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Clara Dupont-Monod studied ancient French at the Sorbonne, and began her career in journalism writing for Cosmopolitan and Marianne. Her novels often draw on medieval myths and history, and have been nominated for the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Femina, two of France’s most prestigious literary awards. She lives in Paris, and has been haunted by the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine for many years.

Related / Latest Publication:
The Revolt, translated by Ruth Diver (Quercus, 2020)

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Pauline Peyrade studied at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London) and at ENSATT (Lyon). She won recognition with her plays Ctrl-X and Bois impériaux, both produced by France Culture. She presented her Sujet à Vif at the Festival d'Avignon 2015 alongside Justine Berthillot with whom she cofounded the #CiE. Together, they wrote Poings in 2018. It was a “coup de coeur” of the Théâtre National de Strasbourg and Comédie-Française reading groups and the Mousson d’été 2017. She is associate playwright at the Théâtre des Ilets-CDN de Montluçon (since 2016), at the Théâtre Poche/GVE (season playwright in 2016-2017) and at the Scène du Jura – scène nationale (2018-2019). She teaches in the playwriting departments of the ENSATT and of the École du Nord.

Related / Latest Publication:
Pauline Peyrade, Poings (Les Solitaires Intempestifs, 2017)